Far Corner

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

The easiest couloir in the sidecountry of Kirkwood but also a bit far

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
886 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
351 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
38˚
Far Corner Map

A northwest facing couloir that is fairly wide and not significantly steep. Just lookers left of Pipeline of Peak 9795, this run will go all the way to Emigrant Lake. You will find some cliffs and the outer edges of the main couloir.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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